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Eugene T. Maleska
Eugene T. Maleska

BREAKING WITH HABIT

New York Times, Sunday, November 28, 1971

Author:
Eugene T. Maleska
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 132, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 586 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 129, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 17, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
Eugene T. Maleska has 410 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1971, The New York TimesNo. 8,142
Across
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Willis Reed's target : HOOP
5
Intimidated : COWED
10
Banter : JOSH
14
Sticker : LABEL
19
Code word for A : ABLE
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Macaw : ARARA
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Ubangi tributary : UELE
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Residence : ABODE
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Everywhere : WIDEANDFAR
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Marooned : DRYANDHIGH
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Saw-toothed : SERRATED
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Refusal : NAY
30
Hairy : PILOSE
31
Loom bar : EASER
32
Biblical verb : BEGAT
34
Legendary Irish beauty : EMER
35
Old hand : STAGER
37
Former comedy team : ALLENANDBURNS
41
Have hard going : WADE
42
Marine plant : SEASEDGE
43
Quiet and ___ : PEACE
45
Suffix with unit and budget : ARY
46
Ibis's relative : STORK
48
Coop sounds : PEEPS
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Coffee type : DRIP
52
Harper Valley group : PTA
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Pang : THROE
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Scottish port : DUNDEE
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College in Iowa : COE
56
Eraser users : UNDOERS
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Splendid : DANDYANDFINE
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"Vissi ___" (Tosca aria) : DARTE
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Ref. book : ENC
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Utter confusion : CHAOS
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Transaction policy : CARRYANDCASH
68
Singer in a group : CHORIST
70
Tolstoy : LEO
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___ and Addison : STEELE
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Toy with : FLIRT
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Scene of Tell legend : URI
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Swift's "The Tale of ___" : ATUB
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British film maker : KORDA
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Good soil : LOESS
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Bask : SUN
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Mister of cartoons : MAGOO
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Dept. store area : MENSWEAR
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Cabdriver : HACK
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Symbols of drudgery : SHOVELANDPICK
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___ and sticks : STONES
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Mal de ___ : TETE
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Flash : TWINK
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"How ___ you!" : COULD
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Ubiquitous G.I. : KILROY
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Ten tens: Abbr. : HND
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Cross-country team : HARRIERS
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Bar order : SODAANDRYE
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Academic wear : GOWNANDCAP
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Upright : ERECT
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German article : EINE
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Buoyantly : ONAIR
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Alas : AHME
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A sight ___ : TOSEE
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Caroler's word : NOEL
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Compact : DENSE
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Met coach Eddie : YOST
Down
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___ and hems : HAWS
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Off-Broadway award : OBIE
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Taylor, Zachary : OLDREADYANDROUGH
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Burke's subject : PEERAGE
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Lope : CANTER
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___ and law : ORDER
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U.A.R. political group : WAFD
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Time division : ERA
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Weedy grasses : DARNELS
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Kind of puppet show : JUDYANDPUNCH
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"___ the land of the free . . . " : OER
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Like Reynard : SLY
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Stacked : HEAPED
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Serve the soup : LADLEUP
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Loathed : ABHORRED
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Parisians' park : BOIS
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Sharpen : EDGE
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Kashmir town : LEH
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Soprano Loeveberg : AASE
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Halo : NIMB
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Pulitzer novelist: 1958 : AGEE
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Mystical poet : BLAKE
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Last part : TAGEND
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Exchange : SWAP
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Estonian port : TARTU
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Planes, for short : AEROS
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Indigent : NEEDY
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Mythical pair : NARCISSUSANDECHO
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Child : SCION
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Resort near Naples : SORRENTO
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Inventor of a sign language : EPEE
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Segal product : STORY
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Cowper poem : THETASK
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Better than 58 Across : PEACHIER
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Men from Brazil : SENHORS
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___ macabre : DANSE
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___ es Salaam : DAR
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What con artists do : DEALANDWHEEL
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Pub game : DARTS
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Faith: Fr. : FOI
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Littleneck : CLAM
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P. I. natives : AETAS
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Beef casing : DERMA
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Debt assignor : CEDENT
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Dagger and ___ : CLOAK
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Cease-fire : TRUCE
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Dapple : FLECK
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Signs a contract : INKS
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Overshoe cord : BOOTLACE
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Glutted : OVERATE
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Start a roulette game : SPIN
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Aeolus : WINDGOD
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Time for a good time : HOLIDAY
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Boy's collar : ETON
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Rembrandt's birthplace : LEYDEN
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"What is ___ as . . . ?" : SORARE
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___ and toss : TURN
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Sky animal : CANIS
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One of the Fijis : KORO
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Caesar's fatal day : IDES
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Money in Seoul : HWAN
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Fordham team : RAMS
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Small barracuda : SPET
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Put into type : SET
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S. A. port : RIO
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Chemical suffix : YNE
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All and ___ : ONE

Answer summary: 18 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 12 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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